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I have a HP Pavilion Elite m9357c PC that has one DVD/CD/RW and an empty bay. I want to buy another DVD/CD R/W to go in the empty bay. The burners/writers are advertised as SATA or EDI connected. How do I know which one to get?

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Hi, open up your case and look at the cables "Sata" will be a smaller dark gray/black connector and pata/IDE will be an gray larger ribben cable. I have a HP Pavilion - comparison.gif

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Your System Elite m9357c support both SATA or IDE therefore you dont need to worry. Today more people prefered SATA, a small cable than IDE with a bigger cable which block air flow.
Anyway check the availability of the free connector on your motherboard before you buy the device to make sure your previous drives do not accupied all the SATA or IDE port. There is only one IDE connector.

Good of Luck!

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